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S/he is so cute! I really hate how people will dump rabbits after Easter! I'm currently working on getting a bunch of rabbit supplies together to take to the shelter because I know they will be getting rabbits soon. I wish so badly that I could foster!
You said s/he didn't want much hay yesterday, how is s/he today?
 

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S/he is so cute! I really hate how people will dump rabbits after Easter! I'm currently working on getting a bunch of rabbit supplies together to take to the shelter because I know they will be getting rabbits soon. I wish so badly that I could foster!
You said s/he didn't want much hay yesterday, how is s/he today?
Awww that’s a lovely thing to do ☺

He (he’s a boy we think) was eating really well yesterday morning, so I was happy with that. But became quite withdrawn late last night and it was an effort to get her to eat anything. My girls were outside, so I thought it may be the stress of that, so I let him be so I could move them away.

Sadly, today he is not in great shape and the vet thinks it’s unlikely he’ll make it 💔. I’ve moved him to a quieter room, but he wasn’t eating this morning and had very watery poops / cecotropes. He’s had subcutaneous fluids, antibiotics and gut stimulants and I’ve brought him home and just given him his first dose of critical care. He’s currently in his snuggle spot resting. If he does pass, I’d prefer he was here where he feels safe.
 

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Awww that’s a lovely thing to do ☺

He (he’s a boy we think) was eating really well yesterday morning, so I was happy with that. But became quite withdrawn late last night and it was an effort to get her to eat anything. My girls were outside, so I thought it may be the stress of that, so I let him be so I could move them away.

Sadly, today he is not in great shape and the vet thinks it’s unlikely he’ll make it 💔. I’ve moved him to a quieter room, but he wasn’t eating this morning and had very watery poops / cecotropes. He’s had subcutaneous fluids, antibiotics and gut stimulants and I’ve brought him home and just given him his first dose of critical care. He’s currently in his snuggle spot resting. If he does pass, I’d prefer he was here where he feels safe.
Oh no, that's so sad. It is quite possible it is coccidiosis. He urgently needs a good rabbit vet and if it is that he needs trimethoprim or toltrazuril.
 

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He (he’s a boy we think) was eating really well yesterday morning, so I was happy with that. But became quite withdrawn late last night and it was an effort to get her to eat anything. My girls were outside, so I thought it may be the stress of that, so I let him be so I could move them away.

Sadly, today he is not in great shape and the vet thinks it’s unlikely he’ll make it 💔. I’ve moved him to a quieter room, but he wasn’t eating this morning and had very watery poops / cecotropes. He’s had subcutaneous fluids, antibiotics and gut stimulants and I’ve brought him home and just given him his first dose of critical care. He’s currently in his snuggle spot resting. If he does pass, I’d prefer he was here where he feels safe.
Poor thing! Praying that he makes it!
 

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I called 4 of the vet practices today who have the best bunny vets and either they didn’t have their bunny specialist working (Fridays are a weekend here) or couldn’t see me as quickly as I wanted. The vet I went to successfully treated my other bun for GI stasis, but that too was out of hours so not my first choice of vet. They were wonderful then though.

One of the adoption ladies here also mentioned coccidiosis. After seeing @Diane R’s message I called the vet again. She said she had analysed his stools and it did not show signs of it, but I asked if I could pick up the treatment anyway. She basically said there wasn’t a lot of point, which annoyed me (even if it was true) but I pushed for it anyway.

He had become so weak that I didn’t want to leave him, so I had it delivered. By the time I received it though, he had already had 5 or 6 seizures and passed away in my arms.

I had spent the whole afternoon and evening with him resting in my lap where he loved to be and I’m pleased that I was cradling him when he died, rather than in the car on the way back to the vet. But he did not pass peacefully and I am devastated about that.

I don’t think there’s much I could have done about the vet I chose, but I don’t understand why they couldn’t have given me the treatment earlier, if there was any chance it could have helped. It may have saved a lovely little bunny and a lot of heartache for me.

RIP darling little bunny, I really tried 💔
 

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I'm so sorry.😔 He looked like such a sweetie.❤
Thank you Lizzy. He really was and I miss him hopping up into my lap for a snuggle. Although I now realise that he probably did that because he was suffering 💔. I keep replaying his final moments and hope that he had less of an awareness of what was happening to him than I did. I feel quite traumatised.

My friends have been lovely and drove us out to a place in the desert called the Love Lakes and we laid him to rest there yesterday 🌈💙. He’s at peace now.

My lovely Noah has gone in for his neuter today. Keeping everything crossed for that gorgeous boy, it will be an anxious day waiting 🤞🏼☘
 

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Praying for you and Noah, @HalaBuns ! I was so sorry to hear about the little one passing, but you gave him the chance no one else would. Such is the way of life, and whether he knew it or not, he was loved. Thank you for what you do! ☺
 

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Praying for you and Noah, @HalaBuns ! I was so sorry to hear about the little one passing, but you gave him the chance no one else would. Such is the way of life, and whether he knew it or not, he was loved. Thank you for what you do! ☺
He really was loved, crazy how quickly they can creep into your heart. Today is the first day I’ve not had a good cry about it.

Exactly the same thing has happened to another bun today - left in someone’s car port in a cage with a bag of stuff. The poor lady who was left with him has no experience with bunnies and is currently trying to manage work and looking after her sick daughter in hospital, so last thing she needed was more stress. These people who dump have no regard for the bunnies, or the impact on the lives of the people who actually do care. I had a bag of hay delivered to her and luckily someone has kindly volunteered a long-term foster space from tomorrow ☺

Master Noah... well his neuter went well 🙌🏻 and he was back munching on his favourite herbs in no time. He was a bit subdued yesterday, but today he is back to his gorgeous, loving, snuggly self. This boy has my heart ❤ I just checked his incisions and all looks good.

He new place to nap is on the window sill by my feet whilst I’m working, so he can look out of the window at all the chicks at the pool 😎 and make sure my movements are monitored 💕

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So my big boy is off for a date today with a boy called Daisy (they thought he was a girl initially haha).

Noah and Daisy spent a few hours in a pen together at an adoption day on Thursday and did not hate each other. There were a couple of small tussles, but they mostly ignored each other, or had a little sniff, but it all looked fairly positive.

If all goes well today, then he will stay with the family so they can continue the bonding process. I know they will love him very much and it will make me happy knowing he will have more company and hopefully a best buddy.

We spent all day yesterday together, just in case it was our last chance

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I hope it goes as planned, but my gosh I will miss this little fella 💙
 

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We spent all day yesterday together, just in case it was our last chance

I hope it goes as planned, but my gosh I will miss this little fella 💙
Aww! I hope all goes well, and whatever happens is best for him! I've really come to love that sweet boy, and will miss him too! But like you said, we just have to be happy for him!!!
 

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Aww! I hope all goes well, and whatever happens is best for him! I've really come to love that sweet boy, and will miss him too! But like you said, we just have to be happy for him!!!
Aww, I love this 🥰. Thank you for following his journey 😘

So today went from this 😭😂
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To this by the time I left:

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There was a bit of a fight at the beginning, but Daisy has been trying really hard to make amends since and has been grooming Noah and laying with him. Noah just doesn’t trust it though and is tolerating Daisy’s advances, but not really enjoying them 😂

Early days, but they were both relaxed, eating and drinking when I left and the family are amazing. Keeping everything crossed for them 💙💙☘☘
 

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Still looking good today... Me on the other hand 😢😩
Just concentrate on how happy he seems! It hard for me to even watch him go to a new home... over the internet, from thousands of miles away... but I know it's a good thing... but I'll miss him too!

That just goes to show how such a seemingly insignificant little animal can have such a big impact in our hearts!

I'm hoping for the best for little Noah! He deserves a bff he can relate to as another rabbit, and a forever home! Stay strong! We're in this with you! ☺ ☺
 

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Fosterers are so needed. A rescue friend just got clobbered wirh requests to take in 27 rabbits that people no longer want. (People acquire rabbits and are uneducated about their hormonal behaviors and personalitites.)

On top of that, she's trying to catch Strays that people dump. Where did the uncaring people get their rabbits?

Any type of large or small rabbit can embrace your heart and fill your life with love. On Facebook a meaningful discusssion occurred wrt feelings and attitude for lagormorphs and sentient beings including cottontails. As a retired cottontail rehabber, the conversation brightened my day

-- Adding a care emoticon. -- Forever homes with much-loved buns and responsible caregivers make life better. My RIP tortoise-shell dutch and harlequin soulmate are missed so very much. Your pics made me smile @HalaBuns .

I'm in 'n' out of here and hopped up to read your post on April 13. Occupying your heart is a good thing! Forever love and comfort hugs.
 

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Just concentrate on how happy he seems! It hard for me to even watch him go to a new home... over the internet, from thousands of miles away... but I know it's a good thing... but I'll miss him too!

That just goes to show how such a seemingly insignificant little animal can have such a big impact in our hearts!

I'm hoping for the best for little Noah! He deserves a bff he can relate to as another rabbit, and a forever home! Stay strong! We're in this with you! ☺ ☺
Thank you! 🥰 I love that even without meeting him, people have felt a connection to him. He is a special little bunny indeed ☺

I gave my girls lots of love when I got home from work yesterday and that made me feel much better. They are rubbish comfort animals when I’m sick or upset and flee the room when I sniffle 😂 but they made me happy anyway so they stuck around haha.

I cleaned out his room yesterday which was emotional, but as I was doing so, the family sent me some more videos of him in his new home with Daisy and that made me smile. They are all so in love with him and he’s getting so much affection 😃.

I couldn’t wish for a better outcome and the family are being so caring towards me too. As I’m writing this, they have just messaged again. They are lovely people ☺
 
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